Bi-State Development Agency

Eight of Page’s nine appointees to Board of Freeholders approved; city nods still in limbo

Pictured above: County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas questions County Executive Sam Page’s Board of Freeholders appointees. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The status of the Board of Freeholders that could approve a city-county merger is up in the air after St. Louis County approved its nominees, but the city still

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Affton resident honored for 25 years promoting public transit

An Affton resident is being honored for 25 years of working to advance public transit in St. Louis. Kimberly Cella, executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit, or CMT, has been honored for 25 years of furthering public transit in the region. “Public transit in the St. Louis region plays a key role in providing access and equality, creating jobs, building stronger economies and furthering

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STL Car-Free Day

• The St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues and other regional partners will join Metro Transit to celebrate STL Car-Free Day.   The St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues and other regional partners will join Metro Transit to celebrate STL Car-Free Day on Friday, September 21. STL Car-Free Day will feature special events across the bi-state area where visitors can win prizes, enjoy food and music,

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John Nations steps down as Metro CEO

Pictured above: John Nations asks the County Council for more funding last year. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. Metro CEO John Nations will be leaving the transportation agency this fall, the Bi-State Development Agency announced Tuesday. Nations will leave Metro as the longest-serving president and CEO in its history, the agency said in a news release.

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‘Metro Reimagined’ aims to increase bus service

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Metro is redesigning its bus routes as part of a plan called “Metro Reimagined” that would be the largest overhaul in 15 years and aims to increase frequency on high-demand bus routes and modernize the system with technology. The plan is designed within Metro’s existing budget, with the goal

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Metro sets hearings on ‘Metro Reimagined’ bus plan

Metro Transit is gathering public input about changes to MetroBus service. Metro will host six informational meetings and two public hearings in April to share the proposed plan with transit riders and the public. The south county meeting will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Affton White-Rodgers Community Center,

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County executive authorizes record Metro funding, despite his objections

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The same night the County Council introduced a resolution that could spark a legal fight about county auditor staffing, County Executive Steve Stenger avoided another potential showdown last week by authorizing record Metro funding. Stenger signed on to the council’s wish to grant the Bi-State Development Agency $152 million

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